Attack on Venezuela Newspaper Highlights War on Media

By: Christopher Looft | In Sight

Gunmen opened fire on a newspaper headquarters in northwestern Venezuela, the third attack against a local media outlet in a week, worrying evidence of an increasingly brazen war against the press in the crime-ridden state of Zulia.

During the attack, which took place at around midnight on June 3, one or more gunmen reportedly fired nine bullets from a moving car at the headquarters of Version Final newspaper in Maracaibo, Venezuela’s second-largest city.

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